Senior executives

Senior executives

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Peter Noble

Acting Managing Director

Peter was appointed Executive Director, Services and Innovation, at Victoria Legal Aid in August 2016. Peter’s legal practice experience has focused on the legal assistance sector, initially as a private practitioner in Queensland and later with the community legal centre sector. He led the establishment of Bendigo’s Loddon Campaspe Community Legal Centre and Shepparton’s Goulburn Valley Community Legal Centre, becoming Executive Officer of their parent organisation ARC Justice in 2013. Peter’s work has focused on innovative service design, including Health Justice Partnerships, and meeting the justice needs of rural and regional communities.


Trieu Huynh

Trieu Huynh

Acting Executive Director, Legal Practice




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Nicole Rich

Executive Director Family, Youth and Children’s Law
​Executive Director for Gippsland region

Nicole commenced as Director Family, Youth and Children's Law in August 2013 and was formerly our Director Research and Communications. She is experienced in developing legal research and policy, including as the former Director Policy and Campaigns at the Consumer Action Law Centre, and has practised in the private profession and community legal centres. Nicole has also served on a number of public interest Boards including as Chairperson of CHOICE (the Australian Consumers’ Association) from 2013–2017.


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Dan Nicholson

Executive Director, Criminal Law
Executive Director for Western suburbs region

Dan Nicholson joined Victoria Legal Aid as the Associate Director of Access and Equity in May 2012. Prior to joining Victoria Legal Aid he managed the Human Rights Unit at the Victorian Department of Justice, was Associate to Justice Maxwell, President of the Court of Appeal, and worked at Fitzroy Legal Service. He has also worked on a range of human rights issues in Cambodia and Timor-Leste.


Executive Director, Civil Justice, Access and Equity, Rowan McRae

Rowan McRae

Executive Director, Civil Justice, Access and Equity
Executive Director for the Goulburn region

Rowan joined the Equality Law Program at Victoria Legal Aid in 2016. Prior to joining Victoria Legal Aid she worked at the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission, in the Offices of International Law and Constitutional Law at the Commonwealth Attorney-General’s Department, and as Associate to Justice Hayne of the High Court. She has also practised in the private profession and on legal development projects in Indonesia and Timor-Leste. She holds a Masters of Law.


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Cameron Hume

Executive Director, Corporate Affairs
Executive Director for Wimmera region

Cameron was appointed Director Research and Communications in October 2013. In December 2014 he became Victoria Legal Aid's first Director Corporate Affairs. He has worked at the Department of Justice, Victoria, in project, policy and operations management roles relating to law reform and administration of the justice system. He also spent several years as a management consultant working across research and evaluation, strategic planning, and organisational and operational reviews. This work spanned a range of social policy and operational portfolios including justice, human services and the community sector. Cameron holds a Masters of Public Policy and Management.


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Elizabeth Jennings

Chief Financial Officer

Elizabeth joined Victoria Legal Aid as Chief Financial Officer in November 2011. She was previously Head of Strategic Finance at World Vision Australia. She has held senior financial roles in government and not-for-profit sectors. Her commitment to social justice is also reflected in a prior board role at the Leprosy Mission Australia and a current board role at donkey wheel. Elizabeth's qualifications include a Master of Business and a Master of Assessment and Evaluation.

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